Carlos Melia: Memories From Botswana

Author: , April 30th, 2012

Most people, when they get to know me up close and personal, they always ask me…. Carlos how can you have such an enormous Emotive Memory.

And I reply to them, how can I not ? after having had so many amazing and life changing experiences in my life while traveling this amazing world.

This time I am bringing to you, emotive memories from the hear of Africa in Botswana. Hope you enjoy them. Video Caption: Lions on the runway at Kwai River Lodge by Orient-Express, Botswana, Africa.

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Eagle Island Camp by Orient Express

Author: , October 12th, 2011


Eagle Island Camp by Orient Express 
 |  Okavango Delta, Xaxaba Island, Botswana  | Situated on remote Xaxaba Island among a web of waterways and lush vegetation, it overlooks a lagoon that attracts a breathtaking variety of big game and exotic birds. Explore the region by local canoe, set out on a game drive or roam on foot. One of the three Orient Express Camps I visited during my trip across Botswana and Souther Africa. One of the most romantic bars in the world, accommodation you would expect of a luxury safari experience, and air/river Safaris that will take your breath away. > Check the Full Post and more at www.carlosmeliablog.com

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Botswana: Helicopter Ride in the Okavano Delta

Author: , September 23rd, 2011

Sweeping landscapes, herds on the move. I would say that one of the highlights of my trip around Botswana has been the helicopter ride provided at Eagle Island Camp by Orient Express in Okavango Delta.

The views of one of the most beautiful deltas in the world, crystal clear waters, aerial views of hippopotamus and elephants in their own environment were stunning. I felt full adrenaline flying in an open door helicopter in the middle of the Southern African wetland.

On the photo above, what you see is the silhouette of two hippopotamus from the air. This is the Okavango Delta as you have never experienced it before: remote, inaccessible lakes and islands seen from the sky. Your pilot’s voice is coming through on the headset.

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The Republic of Botswana

Author: , September 17th, 2011

Good Morning Everyone. This morning we transferred by land and river from Livingstone, Zambia to Chobe in Botswana, our destination for the next 5 days. A short 2 hours drive/sail, to cross the border at Kazungula point. A whole experience mingling in line with the locals and only a few adventurous tourists.

The process was very quick and none of us had to pay any visa fees while holing an US and EU passport. Once you get to the border, you cross by boat to the Botswana by a small boat, of course only after you get through the local craftsman trying to sell their stuff and for you to remember their names in twenty different languages.

The arrival to Botswana, well that was quite and experience and different. We were received not only by our driver, but also by a herd of over ten elephants, giraffes and buffalos, on our way to our hotel for the night, the Chobe Game Lodge, over the stream – this time – of the Chobe River.

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